New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

Changes will include a new boardwalk and band shell.
West Metro
7:07am

Vehicle hits and kills 200-pound bear in Twin Cities suburb

A 200-pound bear was run over and killed during the night in the Twin Cities suburb of Corcoran, authorities said Monday. A passerby alerted police…
South Metro
September 24
Kathryn Lusack checked in with her son, Roderick Bright, 11, at a football practice in Burnsville.

School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves, have-nots

Parents are going the distance to enroll their children in schools that offer the programs and services they want, effectively redrawing the map of district boundaries in the process.
West Metro
September 24

Missing insulin-dependent Crystal woman, 88, is located

Police wanted calls to 911 from anyone with information about the woman's whereabouts.
TV & Media
September 23
Courtney Godfrey, Fox 9 reporter

Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing her lower leg in boating accident

Courtney Godfrey fell overboard and her foot became entangled in the boat's propeller.
West Metro
September 23
The Vista Star, on the left, and the Vista Queen, right, were unmoored and unmanned in Duluth Harbor about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police arrest Excelsior man after Vista Fleet tour boats released in Duluth

Questions remain about how the boats were released.
West Metro
September 22

West metro police blotter, Sept. 24

CHANHASSEN AUG. 29 Drugs. Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 8100 block of Upland Circle. Two 17-year-old Chanhassen boys each were…
West Metro
September 22

West metro news briefs: Hennepin County opens early absentee voting by mail, in person

Absentee voting for Hennepin County elections this fall opened Friday for eligible residents who want to vote now rather than wait for Election Day. Voters…
West Metro
September 22

Brooklyn Park man charged in rapes 3 weeks apart turns himself in

The 22-year-old suspect walked into Brooklyn Center police HQ and surrendered.
West Metro
September 22

Mound man pleads guilty to using $1 million in investors' money to fund lavish lifestyle

Jeremy Lundin stole more than $1 million from dozens of investors, the charges say.
West Metro
September 22

After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen

More than 90,000 motorists a day have been on detour as MnDOT replaced an old bridge with a 3,000-foot causeway that passes over marshland.
West Metro
September 21
This is a magnified image of the Legionnaires bacterium made from an electron microscope.

Two Legionnaires' cases reported at Maple Grove care facility

Health officials are investigating, suspect the presence of bacteria in the facility's plumbing system.
West Metro
September 21

Southwest light-rail wall draws the ire of Minneapolis, state officials

Met Council asked to study how barrier will affect Minneapolis.
Variety
September 21

MSP climbs into top 10 'mega airports' in ranking of passenger satisfaction

That's up from 17th a year ago and well above the average satisfaction rating, a market research firm found.
West Metro
September 21

Bongards Creameries will expand Chanhassen office building for new HQ

The 109-year-old, farmer-owned cheese co-op, will more than double the size of its newly acquired headquarters building at the Chanhassen Business Center.
West Metro
September 20
Spruce Shadows Farm, the last working farm in Bloomington could possib...

Bloomington buying farm near MOA for $32M for World's Fair

The 59-acre property, the last farm in the suburb, has been owned by the same family since 1932. Bloomington hopes it will become the site for the 2023 World's Fair.
West Metro
September 20

Homeless vets move into new apartments built just for them

After years of planning, new apartment project near Fort Snelling opens its doors to homeless vets.
West Metro
September 20

Edina approves disputed park and creek restoration plan

The plan was denounced for months by "Save the Waterfall," a neighborhood group.
West Metro
September 20

Plymouth waste disposal operators charged in fraud scheme

They're accused of unlawfully reselling toxic materials.
West Metro
September 20

Met Council rejects Southwest light-rail bids

The decision responded to pricier-than-expected construction proposals, but the delay will add costs.
Eat & Drink
September 20

Robbinsdale's hot Travail restaurant sells discounted tickets for last-minute seats

The foodie hot spot is known for its 15-course tasting menu.